Monday, February 20, 2012

Jewel Tones Mini Quilt + Retro Flowers Block

New York Beauty Mini - For the Love of Solids Swap

Today I finished a mini quilt for my solids swap, that will serve double duty as my entry into the Modern Mini Challenge. I free-motion quilted everything but the colored triangles, which was a fun way to add depth and dimension. My husband is in shock that I spend so much time making things to give away. I had to explain to him that it's just what quilters do! :)

Finished quilt size: 16" x 16".

Retro Flower block in Heirloom

I also tested out a block from the Retro Flowers pattern in this Joel Dewberry Heirloom print. This block is especially time consuming, and I've already talked myself down from 12 blocks to just 9 for a quilt I'm planning. We'll see how the next block goes, but I'm telling you... that number could be reduced to 4 pretty quickly.

New York Beauty Mini + Retro Flower Block

Jewel tones are not my normal color palette, but sometimes it's fun to break away from the norm. Happy President's Sewing Day. :)

Modern Mini Challenge




18 comments:

  1. Lindsay, they both look great! I think leaving the triangles un-quilted was a fab idea. I also love your retro flowers block. That fabric was a great choice. Not my usual colors, either, but beautiful! Can't wait to see that quilt!

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  2. I love your Retro Flower! Don't let yourself talk yourself down in numbers on those. They're really nice to work on slowly, to always have something in the background you're working on. At least that is what I found. And they're so rewarding :)

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  3. ooh, love how the mini turned out. My husband says the same thing, I always say 'do unto others' right? What can we say, quilters are just fabulous! ;)

    I've been holding off on the retro flowers. I love it so much but I have ZERO patience for precision, which is probably all the more reason to try it. I need to work on those skills.

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  4. Wow! I love it all! That mini is so pretty, and I am just in love with the retro flowers block, I'm also planning on doing 9...should make for a good baby quilt size!

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  5. Lindsay I love both your mini and your block. Your RF looks so much nicer than mine! Oh well, mine is a practice block and my first attempt at curves. I have to start somewhere!

    Do you think I am crazy that I am going to try and make 3 of the full sized RF quilts by the end of the year? Yay, me too...

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  6. i know after making 3 blocks just alike i am ready for some thing else. so my quilt is made up of lots of blocks

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  7. Ooh, these are great! I just got the retro flowers template and I have the pattern, just need to psych myself up to give it a go!

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  8. love the mini. The quilting is amazing. I need to invest in a free motion sewing foot for my machine =D

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  9. Husbands just don't get it, do they?. I love your modern mini entry. I'm doing the New York Beauty quiltalong, hopefully my blocks turn out as nice as yours!

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  10. Love your New york beauty mini!!! I have the retro flowers template, but after a disagreement with curves yesterday it may be a while befoer I attempt it!!

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  11. I really adore your mini! It's in my favorite colors too. ;)

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  12. I LOVE the retro flowers blocks!

    p.s. could you please turn off your word verification?!

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  13. Your mini looks great Lindsay and so does your petal block. I love how the quilting makes those triangles pop off the quilt! Good luck in the contest. Thanks for taking part!

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  14. I really like that mini. Beautiful quilting!

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  15. Nice work on the quilting...making those triangles pop! Love the bright colors!

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  16. Oh husbands! Your mini is lovely and I love the Retro Flower block and have the pattern but now I`m a little worried about attempting it!

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